Powder River Basin Resource Council

CASPER – As Wyoming’s next federal oil and gas lease sale nears, officials are figuring out how, exactly, to accommodate a Congressional mandate to tie leasing to renewables.  A provision in the Inflation Reduction Act passed this summer restricts the ability of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)...
CASPER – For the Wyoming towns not chosen to host a demonstration nuclear reactor, word that they’re back in the running for a new wave of plants came sooner than expected.  But local officials say the prospect remains as welcome — if not more — as it was last June, when nuclear developer...
CASPER —Wyoming’s oil and gas industry will not appeal a federal judge’s ruling this summer that the federal government legally paused new oil and gas leasing during the first quarter of 2021.  U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl sided with the Biden administration and several environmental...
CASPER — Wyoming is home to some of the worst coal ash contamination in the country, according to a new report from a pair of environmental groups.  Authored by the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice, the report ranks the Naughton and Jim Bridger power plants — both located in...
CASPER — As persistently high natural gas prices renew a dispute between environmental and industry groups over conservation practices at oil and gas wells, there remains little overlap on how losses of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, should be regulated.  Wells that produce often also produce...
CASPER  — The Biden administration legally postponed the oil and gas lease sales scheduled for the first quarter of 2021, a federal judge ruled Friday, in a blow to Wyoming and oil and gas industry groups.  U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl of Wyoming determined that the first-quarter delays “...
A measure to clarify state and federal regulatory roles regarding TerraPower’s planned Natrium nuclear power plant passed a Senate committee Monday with no opposing votes. But members of the public highlighted several issues that remain largely unresolved in the bill. The Senate Minerals, Business...
Lawmakers have relegated few energy bills to the cutting room floor so far this budget session as they continue to prioritize measures they hope will help prolong coal-fired power, initiate commercial-scale carbon capture and provide relief to fossil fuel producers facing increases in federal...
CASPER — Wyoming will not see a federal oil and gas lease sale in the first quarter of 2022. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) told producers last year that it would “offer 195 parcels totaling about 179,001 acres in an oil and gas lease sale in the first quarter of calendar year 2022,” in...
Feds: We’ll find ‘right fit’ for Wyoming coal community grant proposals   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   Wyoming communities bracing for coal production downturns and coal-fired power plant closures will receive support from assorted federal “revitalization” grant programs, despite being shut...

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